Volunteer Center RSVP and United Way Kickoff free tax prep program


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News release from the United Way of Allen County:

Volunteer Center RSVP and United Way Kickoff Free Tax Prep Program

(February 4, 2015) – Families or individuals that earn less than $53,000 gross annually qualify for the Free Tax Preparation program organized by members of the Financial Stability Partnership. IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers help residents file their taxes and claim available credits. Tax credits may help families get up to a $5,000 refund.

“This program shows what we can accomplish when we all come together to improve our community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “Together, we improve the lives of our Allen County neighbors by helping them to become more financially stable through earned tax credits that allow these families and individuals to pay off debt or start and emergency fund.”

The Free Tax Preparation program saves residents fees for tax preparation and e-filing. Highly trained, certified volunteer preparers run the program to ensure that individuals receive high quality tax services.

“We really could not provide these services without the help of our volunteers,” said Volunteer Center RSVP’s Executive Director, Jean Joley. “They are critical to the success of the program and ultimately to the financial welfare of our community.”

To learn more about the Free Tax Preparation program, residents may download a flyer from www.UnitedWayAllenCounty.org/initiatives. Residents may also dial 2-1-1 for more information or to schedule a tax preparation appointment. Free tax preparation is available from January 31 to April 13 throughout Allen County, with additional sites for DeKalb and Noble Counties:

Allen County

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1101 S. Lafayette St.
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
(Closed on February 11 from 6-8 p.m., February 18 all day, March 7 all day and April 4 all day)

Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI)
227 E. Washington Blvd.
Saturdays: Jan. 31, Feb. 21 and 28, March 14, 21 and 28 and April 11
This site is by appointment ONLY.
Appointments will be scheduled between 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

Allen County Public Library – Main Branch
900 Library Plaza (downtown)
Self Service Site: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Must provide an email address)

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
3800 North Anthony Blvd., Room 2318
Self Service Site: Fridays, 1-4 p.m. (Closed March 13)

Full Tax Prep: Friday, Feb. 27 from 12-5 p.m.
This day is by appointment ONLY.
Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.

DeKalb, Noble or Steuben Counties
Ligonier, Kendallville, Auburn and Angola by appointment ONLY. Call the number listed for each site to schedule an appointment.

RSVP – Auburn
107 West 5th Street
Auburn, IN 46706

United Way of Steuben County
317 S. Wayne Street, Suite 3D
Angola, IN 46703

Kendallville Housing Authority
240 Angling Road
Kendallville, IN 46755


Individuals with disabilities and active Military and National Guard personnel should call 2-1-1 for assistance and to make an appointment for tax preparation. Residents can also prepare their taxes online at www.myfreetaxes.com, which prepares both the federal and state returns simultaneously.

Funding for the program is provided by a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program grant from the IRS and by United Way of Allen County.

United Way of Allen County, Volunteer Center RSVP, Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Francis University and RSVP- Auburn are active providers of the program with the support of the Financial Stability Partnership.


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